How to write an autobiographical novel” is so good that several of its essays match the standards of annie dillard. With how to write an autobiographical novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he's sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well. It is not, in fact, a how-to manual on writing autobiographical novels “in these essays,” according to the publisher, “he grows from student to teacher, reader to.
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All fiction is autobiographical to some extent, if only because the world of a novel must reflect the world as the novelist sees it, albeit in a distorted way but at the. It is a treat to come upon writing so lovely and wise as alexander chee's in his new essay collection chee's subjects range from the writing life. Npr coverage of how to write an autobiographical novel: essays by alexander chee news, author interviews, critics' picks and more.Download